Racine parents charged with child neglect, accused of leaving five-year-old daughter home alone

RACINE COUNTY (WITI) -- Racine parents are charged with child neglect -- accused of leaving their small child home alone.

23-year-old Jordon Liberty and 25-year-old Claire Fox each face a child neglect charge in this case.

A criminal complaint filed against them says police were called out to a home on State Highway 31 in the Village of Caledonia on Tuesday, November 11th for a report of a five-year-old child at home alone.

Police spoke with the child's grandmother, who said the child was inside her son's home by herself.

Police found that the child was sleeping in a room in the home -- and they tried to wake her, but were unable to. Eventually, the complaint says police were able to open a window and make entry into the home.

Police made contact with the child's mother, Claire Fox when a traffic stop was executed on her vehicle. The complaint says Fox told police she had left the home between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to hang out with a friend -- knowing that the child's father, Jordon Liberty would be leaving to go to work, as he worked third shift.

The complaint says Fox told police she was at fault for not being home to watch her daughter.

Police spoke with Jordon Liberty, who said he knew no one was home with his daughter, but he left for work anyway. When asked why he didn't contact his mother who lives next door to watch the child, he didn't have an answer for police, according to the complaint.